Below is a recent webinar we did for Hoteliers and Innkeepers on “Smart Ways To Book More Rooms” in conjunction with Checkfront* — an innovative cloud booking service with some
unique marketing features.
(see also our post on Hotel Marketing Q & A)
*Webdirexion has a marketing agreement with Checkfront because they offered the best solution for our clients in our opinion. Do contact us for a comparison table of three popular booking companies.
Join us for a webinar with PAII
– Professional Association of Innkeepers Internationa
l— next week on Sept. 30th
at 10:30am PST/1:30am EST on “Top 10 Online Marketing Recommendations for Inn Websites
” – » Register online (it’s free)
The debate rages on about AirBnB versus some hotel industry trade associations and city governments. A lot of innkeepers and hoteliers we talk to continue to resent AirBnB. That’s understood. But it still looks like this “disruptive” technology play is here to stay, so what can we learn when we take a look at the big picture? Are there opportunities for smart, progressive BnB owners?
Let’s focus on Seattle inside the city. In future posts we’ll consider smaller rural areas, but a review of three different map sources of data for Seattle is quite revealing in this major metropolitan area, to start with:
Look at the pure density of rooms and homes being rented out in the emerald city. AirDNA produces this map and counts 3200+ AirBnB properties available in Sept. 2015 for Seattle, WA.